Your mouth is a very delicate part of your body; if you think about it, your teeth are only protected by the gums, and your lower jaw is held into place by two tiny joints and muscle. Now on an average day, this area can take the general wear and tear thrown at it by talking and chewing, but if you are inclined to subject it to extra-curricular activity you will need to consider protecting it with a mouth-guard- especially if you love playing physical sports. Damage from impact can be greatly reduced if you go and buy a shield tailored to the games that you play; it can absorb forces to the jawbone whilst narrowing down damage to the teeth and gums. Mouth-guards are also good for stopping wear and tear done by grinding. Remember, if you fail to take these precautions, the damage in the future could be catastrophic and expensive to repair. Dental bills will sore but also, if jaw becomes damaged, you are not only in for surgery, but you also risk damage throughout your head and down into your neck. If you would like fact sheets and more information about looking after yourself, call the Advance Dental Clinic of Chelmsford for tip-top advice as they service the Brentwood area. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
Protecting your gob with a Mouth-guard in Brentwood
December 31st, 2013